career-header career-t career-m

The Bottom Line

    SUGGESTED READING

    Three FAQs About ESSER Funds
    Three FAQs About ESSER Funds
    Read More >
    How States Count Students to Determine Funding
    How States Count Students to Determine Funding
    Read More >
    civilrights
    "I don’t see what school finance has to do with equity."
    Read More >
    meet-maggie

    Meet Allovue: Maggie Lubberts, Director of Product Management

    Learn more about the role of product management at Allovue. 

    Read More
    3ways-funding-school

    Establishing Financial Accountability in Your K-12 District

    When a district wants to implement financial management improvements to all budget owners, how do you ensure that everyone is a team player? How do you make it a priority that every site implement the new procedures? Our district partners provided us with the tips and tricks they use to help those in their school districts take ownership of...

    Read More
    it-takes-a-village2

    Collaboration: The Key Ingredient to Building & Managing K-12 Budgets

    Although just one person in a district, whether it’s a Budget Director, CFO, Business Officer, etc., typically has the ultimate authority over the district’s annual budget, the process to build that budget requires input and action from sometimes hundreds of participants. With so many critical voices, collaboration is crucial for a successful...

    Read More

    Conducting Mid Year Budgeting and Spending Reviews

    Ideally, midyear budget and spending reviews are part of a more frequent financial review cycle to ensure dollars are spent strategically and school districts are not over or underspending at the end of the year. Unfortunately, many school districts fail to conduct regular financial reviews because the process is often time consuming. This...

    Read More
    blog-meet-allovue

    Meet Allovue: Jason Becker, Chief Product Officer

    Learn more about the challenges Jason faces as Allovue's Chief Product Officer.

    Read More
    spooky

    Trick or Treat? What's Lurking in Your School Finances?

    While you're digging up last year's costume from the back of your closet, we thought we'd do some digging of our own. Last year, we dispelled the top three fears we heard from superintendents, chief financial officers, and budget managers from around the country. In case you missed it, read our suggestions on finally conquering your finance...

    Read More
    blog-meet-allovue

    Meet Allovue: Cory Edmonds, VP of District Partnerships

    At Allovue, we’re always working to expand and improve not just our products, but our human resources to make sure we’re meeting and exceeding district needs and expectations. 

    Read More
    blog-funding-model

    Implementing a New Funding Model in a K-12 District

    School funding systems vary by state, but in the typical state, the financing of K-12 education is shared roughly equally by the state and local governments (with the federal government covering less than 10 percent of the cost).

    Read More

    The Importance of Personnel Costs in Deficit Analysis

    Personnel is a sensitive subject. It is crucial to acknowledge upfront that any discussion about personnel has the potential to be a difficult conversation because when you hear finance, deficit, and personnel in the same sentence, it usually creates a sense of fear that layoffs could be coming.

    Read More
    blog-4-questions

    Who Has Control of Money in Schools?

    I often compare budgeting to the process of remodeling a home. There are structural issues to consider, availability of funds and a multitude of decisions to be made along the way to design and implement a plan. Imagine if you set out on that remodel with a set amount of funds, but you only got to pick out the paint colors. Would the end result...

    Read More